Tuesday, January 18, 2011

1959 - THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE, another lame Criterion would be cult release.

I'm going to spend as little time as possible on this one.  The Atomic Submarine is another of those Criterion discs, that is given the deluxe treatment in the service of turning it into a would be cult classic.

Like First Man Into Space this one was also not much fun.  The combination of cheesy special effects ridiculous submarine interior sets and past their prime cast should have made this an enjoyable time killer.  This is just a bad B movie.

As another blogger has pointed out, the one eyed monster was clearly the inspiration for those goofy aliens Kang and Kodos from The Simpsons.  That's about the only thing of interest in this film. 

As I've said before, Criterion needs to stick with the Powell and Pressburger film classics or some unwatchable Rossellini film like Blaise Pascal or Cartesius.  

72 time wasting minutes.

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